Soccer federation to rule on Hertha relegation
The German soccer federation says it will rule Friday on Hertha
Berlin’s appeal of a relegation match that resulted in the team’s
demotion from the Bundesliga.
Hertha drew with second-division club Fortuna Duesseldorf 2-2 on
Tuesday after fan interference forced the referee to halt the game
The capital’s only top-division club claimed that its players
were prevented from scoring the winning goal that would have kept
the team in the Bundesliga when fans came onto the field 2 minutes
from the end.
Meanwhile, Duesseldorf police said on Friday that match referee
Wolfgang Stark has filed a criminal complaint against a player for
assaulting him off the field.
Police spokesman Markus Niesczery declined to say which player
or team was involved.